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UK Parliament Under Fire for Plans to Silence London's Big Ben UK Parliament Under Fire for Plans to Silence London's Big Ben
- August 19, 2017

Britain's much-loved Big Ben will fall silent for four years from this week as conservation work is carried out on the famous 19th century bell in a clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament. In a statement Wednesday headlined "update on Big Ben's bongs", Parliament officials said that in light of the concerns expressed by lawmakers, authorities "will consider the length of time" Big Ben is stifled. (more...)
United States to review China intellectual property policies — BBCI United States to review China intellectual property policies — BBCI
- August 19, 2017

In the interview , Bannon said that he is getting hawks placed at key position. "To me the economic war with China is everything". In an interview with the magazine The American Prospect , Bannon says the US should be " maniacally focused " on a confrontation with China over who will be the global leader over the next two to three decades. (more...)
BC wildfire emergency extended to September 1 BC wildfire emergency extended to September 1
- August 19, 2017

Robert Turner with Emergency Management BC says officials are working to decide whether a provincial state of emergency declaration, which expires Friday, should be extended. Eligible small businesses affected by the fires can now also receive a $1,500 grant through the Canadian Red Cross and the Province. A cold front forecast for the Cariboo Fire Centre is expected to bring strong winds with speeds up to 60 kilometers an hour. (more...)
Sinking of Danish sub carrying Kim Wall a 'deliberate act,' police say Sinking of Danish sub carrying Kim Wall a 'deliberate act,' police say
- August 19, 2017

The jacket was found in shallow waters around the Danish island of Saltholm, off Copenhagen , amid the search for 30-year-old journalist Kim Wall. Police have said that Swedish journalist Kim Wall, 30, is missing after taking a ride on Peter Madsen's homemade 17-metre sub, which sank on Friday morning. (more...)
China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on US China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on US
- August 19, 2017

He added: "We strongly urge North Korea to take seriously the strong warnings and censures that have repeatedly been made and abide by a series of United Nations resolutions and refrain from taking further provocative action". Defence ministry officials reportedly revealed on Friday (11 August) that they hoped to complete the deployment of the surface-to-air missile defense system in western Japan by Saturday morning. (more...)
A gentile woman's persistent faith shows that salvation is for all A gentile woman's persistent faith shows that salvation is for all
- August 19, 2017

Jesus said, "But take heart!" We have not honored Him. Let us serve together and stand together in our communities so that those who aren't in Christ may know us and know Him by our love for one another. 7:1-3". No matter where you are or what you do, leading or following, overseas or in the United States, on an exercise, temporary duty, or just hauling children around in the SUV, God is there and stands ready to respond to you. (more...)
Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks
- August 19, 2017

Trump has pushed China, North Korea's biggest economic partner and source of aid, to do more to stop the North's nuclear ambitions. The South Korean Red Cross head said the Red Cross societies of the two Koreas shared an experience of opening inter-Koreans talks and building trust with the humanitarian spirit. (more...)
Simpson, Armour share Wyndham lead Simpson, Armour share Wyndham lead
- August 19, 2017

Simpson, who won his first PGA Tour event in North Carolina in 2011, had to overcome back-to-back bogeys on the front nine, while Armour drained a total of nine birdies. "I had some goals at the beginning of the week". 5-8 - to surge up the leaderboard. Ireland's Shane Lowry is on nine under par, with Scotland's Russell Knox one shot further back, while England's Greg Owen is on even par. (more...)
Noble Midstream Partners LP (:NBLX) Noble Midstream Partners LP (:NBLX)
- August 19, 2017

The original version of this report can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2017/08/18/bank-of-america-corporation-lowers-cone-midstream-partners-lp-cnnx-price-target-to-21-00-updated.html. Its down 0.52, from 1.35 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 8 investors sold SMLP shares while 18 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. (more...)
Kissimmee Police Department officers shot dead Kissimmee Police Department officers shot dead
- August 19, 2017

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs confirmed the deaths in a tweet posted just after 11:15 p.m. Two police officers were shot and killed in Kissimmee, Florida late Friday night. "Our law enforcement officers are true heroes and we will miss these fearless Floridians", Scott posted on Twitter. Details of the shooting incident were not immediately known, but community leaders began sending condolences over Twitter. (more...)
All Amarillo-area schools meet state standards All Amarillo-area schools meet state standards
- August 19, 2017

Last year, seven campuses were classified by the state as Improvement Required, and this year five of those (the Graduation Prep Academy at Lanier, International High School, Dobie Middle School, Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy, and Norman and Pickle elementaries) reached the state standard. (more...)
Extremist group beheads 3 people in Kenya Extremist group beheads 3 people in Kenya
- August 19, 2017

They disappeared into the bushes as has been their tactic in past attacks. "The number of people killed is four and we have established it is a conflict between herders and farmers", Kieng said. He observed that it was hard to comprehend how the herders who graze their livestock in the forest do not to see any attackers or even their hideouts and added that they are probably part of the terror gang. (more...)
Barcelona Attack Suspect Moussa Oukabir Among Those Shot Dead By Police In Barcelona Attack Suspect Moussa Oukabir Among Those Shot Dead By Police In
- August 19, 2017

Five attackers that struck yesterday in Cambrils , 120km south of Barcelona - where an Audi A3 vehicle rammed into pedestrians - were killed in a gunfight with police. Younes Abouyaaqoub (far right), is also a suspect. Police allegedly stopped a man with false documents bearing that name. Police official Josep Lluis Trapero said the blast was related to the Barcelona attack and that those in the house were attempting to "prepare an explosive device". (more...)
Watch the eclipse without these shades and you could go blind Watch the eclipse without these shades and you could go blind
- August 19, 2017

Monday, Aug. 21, but what time depends on where you will be watching. Next week's eclipse will be the first to cross the entire continental United States since 1918, however. The balloons will use Global Positioning System satellites and Raspberry Pi computers to record and transmit their data. You can also access the stream from The Weather Channel app and website. (more...)
Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote
- August 19, 2017

The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition late on Friday filed a petition at Kenya's Supreme Court, arguing that last week's presidential poll was "fatally compromised". The streets of Nairobi's populous slum of Kibera were empty ahead of Odinga's statements, with businesses closed as they awaited his announcement. The rigging claims sparked violent protests in the opposition stronghold between police and civilians protesting the results after the electoral commission ... (more...)
Trump, Graham trade jabs on Twitter over Charlottesville
- August 19, 2017

Lee". After being widely rebuked for his response to the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Va., President Donald Trump fired back at one of his loudest critics, Sen. After Trump defended neo-Nazis and white supremacists yesterday, politicians on both sides of the aisle reacted with disgust and condemnation. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. (more...)
Why charities are walking away from Trump Why charities are walking away from Trump
- August 19, 2017

The organization has started looking for another site for the fundraiser. And when it reopens in November, the beachfront club could end up downright cavernous as more than half a dozen major non-profits notified Mar-a-Lago they'd hold winter galas planned for the club's gilded grand ballroom somewhere else. (more...)
Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, key Senator under a cloud
- August 19, 2017

Senator Xenophon said the issue was becoming a "train wreck" and required a citizenship audit of all members and senators. "The great irony here is that my father left Cyprus in 1951 in order to get away from British occupation of Cyprus". (more...)
US Begins Investigation Into China Commerce Practices - Trade Representative US Begins Investigation Into China Commerce Practices - Trade Representative
- August 19, 2017

China's Ministry of Commerce responded on Tuesday to Trump's memo with a statement saying it "will resort to all proper measures" to defend its rights if the USA disregards multilateral rules and hurts bilateral trade. "It's my duty and responsibility to protect the American workers' technology and industry from unfair and abusive actions", Trump said at the White House on Monday. (more...)
North Korea Details Plan To Fire Missiles Over Japan, Near Guam North Korea Details Plan To Fire Missiles Over Japan, Near Guam
- August 19, 2017

American and South Korean officials said they would move forward with large-scale military exercises later this month that North Korea claims are a rehearsal for war. Countries around the world have reacted with alarm to the mounting threats and rhetoric being exchanged between the USA and North Korea. At the moment, the exchange is being called a war of words that will not change the status quo of a threatening North Korea and a concerned world, a situation that has existed since North ... (more...)
Johanna Konta claims place in Cincinnati Open quarter-finals Johanna Konta claims place in Cincinnati Open quarter-finals
- August 19, 2017

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points before advancing to the quarterfinals. Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki also won through but defending champion Karolina Pliskova was halted by rain at the Premier tournament. (more...)
Trump on North Korea: Maybe 'fire and fury' comment 'wasn't tough enough' Trump on North Korea: Maybe 'fire and fury' comment 'wasn't tough enough'
- August 19, 2017

Srinivasan Sitaraman, political scientist at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts said: "It seems that Mr. Trump either deliberately or inadvertently threatened nuclear annihilation of North Korea". Almost a week ago, the UN Security Council unanimously passed fresh sanctions against Pyongyang over its weapons program, including export bans, a new punishment that could cost North Korea $1 billion a year. (more...)
Taapsee Anando Brahma Movie Review Taapsee Anando Brahma Movie Review
- August 19, 2017

Music is composed by Krishna Kumar, while K. Anish Tharun Kumar is the cinematographer, and Shravan Katikaneni is the editor. Recently, Tapsee Pannu starrer Anando Bramha has been censored. Moreover, there's nothing extraordinary about my character in the film. For example, if he's feeling very happy, then he has to act very depressed failing which he would have a heart attack. (more...)
SC forces two Gujarat police officers to resign SC forces two Gujarat police officers to resign
- August 19, 2017

It was the (Ishrat) encounter case in which the then government (UPA) had changed the affidavit to give it a different colour. Last August, the Gujarat government reappointed Amin as superintendent of police, Mahisagar district, immediately after he came out of jail on being acquitted in the Sohrabuddin case. (more...)
North Korea plans Guam missile North Korea plans Guam missile
- August 19, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly spoke separately to Mr. Calvo earlier in the day. The exchange of words between the United States and North Korea has led some analysts to say that the region is facing a "mini Cuban missile crisis", referring to the confrontation between the USA and the Soviet Union in October 1962 over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba. (more...)
Charlottesville police chief says he 'regrets' violent clashes, but defends police response Charlottesville police chief says he 'regrets' violent clashes, but defends police response
- August 19, 2017

At one point, police appeared to retreat and then watch the beatings before eventually moving in to end the free-for-all, make arrests and tend to the injured. "We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were inside of barricades at the park, watching". "We wanted to ring them in". (more...)
Missing British boy aged 7 lost in Spain following Barcelona terror attack Missing British boy aged 7 lost in Spain following Barcelona terror attack
- August 19, 2017

But we found out about an hour later that his seven-year-old son wasn't with her, he's missing and we haven't heard anything since. Please like and share . Three Italians were among the injured, the Italian Embassy in Spain said. "We put ourselves in the shoes of little Alessandro, who is about to start elementary school knowing his and his family's life will never be the same again. (more...)
Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby 'doing fine' Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby 'doing fine'
- August 19, 2017

Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one of the doctors caring for the girl. Last month her parents asked the country's top court to allow her to have a late-term abortion but the request was turned down. (more...)
Matuidi signs with Juventus until 2020 Matuidi signs with Juventus until 2020
- August 19, 2017

The French club, runner-up to Monaco previous year, is trying to balance the books after buying Neymar for €222million (around £200m) and could not afford to lose Matuidi on a free transfer. He also collected three French cups and four league cups, as well as twice being named in Ligue 1's Team of the Year and French Player of the Year for 2015. (more...)
Trump praises North Korea for backing down on missile threat
- August 19, 2017

Pacific territory of Guam . Trump tweeted early Wednesday that Kim had "made a very wise and well-reasoned decision", amid indications North Korea doesn't immediately plan to fire multiple missiles toward Guam. In a Twitter comment, Trump said, "The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" The spokeswoman went onto emphasize that the Trump administration has been clear that it will "not accept a nuclearized North Korea ". (more...)

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